An Garda Siochana

  • Ballina-based Garda Inspector Mandy Gaynor has been appointed as Superintendent in Carrick-on-Shannon.

    The Dublin native has been a member of An Garda Siochana for 28 years, and has been based in Mayo for over two decades.

    Superintendent Thomas Colsh has been assigned to the Castlerea District.

    Superintendent Ray McMahon who’s a native of Carrick-on-Shannon is taking up a position with the National Roads policing unit at Garda Headquarters.

    His role in Sligo is being filled by former Castlerea Superintendent Goretti Sheridan.

    Inspector Padraic Burke in Roscommon is promoted to Superintendent in Ballymote District in Sligo.

    Roscommon town native Christopher Grogan is also promoted to Superintendent and is appointed to Baltinglass District in Wicklow.

  • An Garda Síochána has today announced the locations of the new Regional and Divisional Headquarters as part of the restructuring programme under the new Operating Model.

    The Regions will reduce from six to four and the Garda Divisions from 28 to 19.

    A wide range of operational factors have been considered when deciding where the new Regional and Divisional Headquarters should be based.

    These factors included: population, geography, projected growth, crime trends and workload across a range of work streams.

    Castlebar has been announced as the Headquarters for the new Mayo/Roscommon/Longford division.

    The new Operating Model has already commenced with the amalgamation of Regions and will be introduced into Divisions on a phased basis. Divisions in the border Region are unlikely to see any significant change until further clarity is available on Brexit.

  • Midwest News understands a two-vehicle collision has taken place this evening on the N17 between Claremorris and Ballindine.

    The collision isn’t believed to be serious as the road remains open.

    However, there are some delays along this route.

  • An Garda Síochána in Galway are renewing their appeal for information following a fatal hit and run collision which occurred on the R336 at Na Forbacha/Furbo, Co Galway on Wednesday December 16th, 2020.

    A woman in her mid-50s died following the road traffic collision, which occurred in the vicinity of Pairicin’s Bar in Furbo.

    Investigating Gardaí now believe that the vehicle involved in this collision was a 2004-2007 maroon coloured Toyota Corolla.

    Inspector Brian Ryan of Salthill Garda Station said,” An Garda Síochána is appealing to the driver of this vehicle to please come forward and make contact with Gardaí in Salthill.

    "We would again appeal to members of the public who may have information to please come forward. We would also appeal to members of the Eastern European community who live and work in the locality to contact us if they have any information.

    "In particular An Garda Síochána is aware that the car involved sustained damage in the collision. It is possible that this car may have been taken to a mechanic for repairs, the car may have been offered for sale, or parts may have been requested from local mechanics in recent days.” 

    Anyone who can assist investigators with their enquiries can contact Salthill Garda Station on 091-514720, or the Garda Confidential line 1800-666-111.”  

  • An Garda Siochána says there were 91 findings of 'neglect of duty' against Gardaí last year.

    Details released under the Freedom of Information show 118 officers were found to have committed breaches of discipline in 2018.

    There were 25 discreditable-conduct offences and two findings of criminal conduct.

    There are currently about 14,500 Gardaí in Ireland, meaning less than 1 per cent of officers breached discipline last year.

    Sligo Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry says matter need to be fully transparent.